Detroit has more than 250 miles of dedicated bicycle lanes on its streets. The city has spent millions of dollars to establish bike lanes as another way for people who don't drive to get around. The cost, location, safety and even the aesthetics of bike lanes have been controversial for years. But attitudes toward them..
Looking to beef up your vocabulary? Wayne State University's Word Warriors can help. The school has published its 13th annual list of useful but not commonly-used words that deserve to be revisited and revived. Our goal is to see if we can bring some of those words back." -- Chris Williams, Wayne State University Chris..
At the end of the day, there are words and phrases people use incorrectly or too often. For example: "At the end of the day." That's one of the entries on Lake Superior State University's annual "banished words" list for 2022. Since 1976, the school in Sault Ste. Marie has asked people to submit words..
Wayne County plans to remove a major roadblock downriver in 2022. Officials estimate 30,000 cars and trucks cross the railroad tracks on Allen Rd. between West and Van Horn roads in Woodhaven every day. Whenever a train crosses Allen Rd., traffic stops. The average train delay is almost 10 minutes, but some can last closer..
Metro Detroit got its first taste of a new winter at the end of November when several inches of snow fell over the last four days of the month. The region typically averages almost 3 feet of snow and about 7 inches of rain each winter. The National Weather Service's 2021-22 winter outlook calls for near-..
Courtesy of The Richardson Center Danny Fenster is free. Bill Richardson, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, says he negotiated the American journalist's release from jail in Myanmar and will bring Fenster home to his family in Metro Detroit "over the next day and a half." Fenster was arrested in May while trying to..
Detroit City Football Club began playing soccer in 2012, mostly against local and regional squads. Enthusiastic supporters filled the stands to watch home matches at Cass Technical High School, then followed "Le Rouge" as they moved to Hamtramck's historic Keyworth Stadium. It has come a long way in a decade. "We have built -- out of nothing..
Federal agents recently searched the home and office of Detroit City Councilmember Janee Ayers as part of a corruption investigation that led to bribery charges against fellow council member Andre Spivey. Earlier this year Gabe Leland resigned after pleading guilty to felony misconduct. Ayers is not charged with any crimes and hasn’t said much publicly about the probe related..
The COVID-19 pandemic battered mass transit in Metro Detroit. Public health orders mandated masks and distance rules for bus drivers and passengers. The resulting drop in ridership forced transit agencies to reduce some services and eliminate others. The Detroit Department of Transportation plans more reductions in November and the Regional Transit Authority is rewriting its master..
As part of 101.9 WDET’s Book Club, we’re inviting the Detroit region to examine and discuss the text that impacts every resident of the United States: The Constitution. Whether you’re revisiting the documents or reading them for the first time, join us in reading along and engaging in civil conversations with your community. It’s not easy to amend the U.S. Constitution. If it..